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Herbert Wilcox (1892-1977), Film director

Sitter in 8 portraits
Producer-director Hebert Wilcox began his career in film production with The Wonderful Story (1922) and Flames of Passion (1922), later founding Elstree studios in 1926. Wilcox discovered actress Anna Neagle and went on to direct all but two of her films, they married in 1943. Their collaborations included historical dramas Nell Gwyn (1934), Victoria the Great (1937) and its sequel Sixty Glorious Years (1938).

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Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox on the set of 'The Queen's Affair'

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 7 November 1933
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Anna Neagle; Herbert Wilcox

by Bob Collins
vintage print, 1956
NPG x136346

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Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312

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Herbert Wilcox

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24595

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Herbert Wilcox

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24596

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Herbert Wilcox

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24597

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Herbert Wilcox

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24598